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News Corp Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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News Corp Chairman and CEO K. Rupert Murdoch
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  • He is only interested in making himself look good and spent little to no time leading and empowering his team (in 3 reviews)

  • low wages, no room for growth, understaffed (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Managing Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Managing Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, smart colleague, collegial atmosphere and good opportunities to advance and grow within the organization. Attractive offices and location

    Cons

    Under resourced, people are increasingly concerned about the future and the direction of units within the organization. Sometimes staffers feel overwhelmed and under supported.


  2. "VP, Digital Content"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Digital Content in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President, Digital Content in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company - lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Big company - change is slooooow


  3. "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting issues; no two days are ever the same.

    Cons

    You do not have to drink the ideological Kool-Aid, but it helps.


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  5. "Producer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at News Corp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Career Growth, promotions occurred often.

    Cons

    Raises were rare
    Bonuses were small


  6. "Really Spacious...Really"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at News Corp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big Company, nice people, Relax Enviornment if you compare to most of the financial industry companies... No strict time in & out check, contractors got to pay for which ever # of hours they stay in the office, and FT Employer can come in at anytime as long as they go to meetings at time and done their work properly.

    Cons

    Too loose enviornment knowing the fact it is such a big company... People are not as punctual as you might expect... Long waiting time for each task to be done because it took to long to gather information and everyone just forgot what were they suppose to do... Kind of getting annoyed by this part... Also, they have a really strict head count for each department, but hire many interns/temps/consultant(long term temps) instead. I believe they do pay alright, but no benefits and what so ever. So it you decide for a week of vacation. Go, at any time. No Pay.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not terrible but could be much better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at News Corp full-time

    Pros

    You'll learn from some seasoned smart journalists. Not all of them are great managers, however.

    Cons

    There are also some mediocre staffers who don't pull their weight. It can feel like an assembly line. Tenure sometimes outranks talent.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on talent management and realistically assess workloads, which can differ quite dramatically.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging organizational culture (siloed organizational structure), highly politicized culture; Excellent perks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fascinating and abundant professional opportunities; compensation and perks are competitive; fast-paced/energetic culture

    Cons

    Highly political culture; right hand often does not know what the left hand is doing; executive management disconnected from what happens at mid executive and line level; fractured organizational culture

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for employees at every level to connect to the mission and vision of the enterprise


  9. Helpful (1)

    "What's the saying, step over a dime to pick up a penny?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great for your resume - the Fox name is impressive
    Opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    Pay is low if you were hired after the recession, with 2% annual raises (can't speak for the union)
    Understaffed - expect to do multiple jobs
    Budgets are tight - seems like other station groups outspend us in every market
    Internal departments as well as sister companies (like Fox Broadcasting) poorly communicate with each other
    Depending on your title, expect to spend a quarter of your time on conference calls

    Advice to Management

    Step away from the bottom line and invest in the happiness of your employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dow Jones is a company undergoing some needed transition, but it is no longer a good employer,"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally, great co-workers
    News business is fast-paced and ever changing, so life stays interesting
    Working in a global company provides wide ranging perspective

    Cons

    Significant changes in the corporate culture have made it a difficult workplace
    Now much more difficult to achieve work/family/life balance
    No clear strategic direction; difficult to determine rationale behind many decisions


  11. "big business"

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    Former Contractor - Staff in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    getting lost in the shuffle

    Cons

    not being shuffled enough :(


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